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PostPosted: Tue 04 Oct 2016 21:19 pm 
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Hi all,

I'm building the Airfix B5N2 Kate to represent the aircraft flown by Joichi Tomonaga at Midway. Since I already have a torpedo carrying Kate I want to model the aircraft as it would have been equipped for the morning raid on Midway atoll itself where it would have had a load of bombs rather than the torpedo. Now the Airfix Kate comes with a variety of possible bomb loads and I was wondering if anyone could suggest which loadouts the Kate used on the early raids would have had?

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PostPosted: Fri 11 Aug 2017 20:59 pm 
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A bit late for answering this question, bust just in case: B5N2 Kates at Midway raid carried one 800 kg land bomb, like this:
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PostPosted: Mon 14 Aug 2017 12:06 pm 
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Thanks Milo, that's entirely definitive!

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PostPosted: Mon 14 Aug 2017 13:45 pm 
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This pic is from the Rabaul raid. There are no pics from the Midway raid, sadly. But documents say they carried the 800kg land bomb. I found the information in the book Shattered Sword.


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